Intel and SGI have opened the world’s first Intel and SGI Parallel Application Centre, providing an environment for organisations, developers and ISVs to optimise applications for the Intel Itanium2 processor-based SGI Altix platform.
The aim of the centre is to reduce software development time and cost and it is designed to deliver a fully managed platform and all the tools required for organisations to port, optimise, validate and evaluate application scalability and performance on the 32-way Intel Itanium 2 processor-based SGI Altix 3000 system.
One- to two-week exclusive on-site access to the SGI Altix 3000 system is available for porting software, as well as access remotely through direct connection over a virtual private network.
In addition to enhancing existing technical and scientific applications for 64-bit computing, ISVs and developers can use the centre’s system to showcase their optimised enterprise applications to customers.
Intel and SGi believe that by combining the power of high-performance computing with visualisation, developers and users can test new workflows for future needs and ever larger data sets in this environment.
“Intel is committed in bringing advanced technologies and industry leadership to address the most demanding computational challenges,"said Richard Wirt, Intel senior fellow and general manager, Software and Solutions Group.
"The Parallel Application Centre will accelerate the pace of innovation for high-performance computing across leading enterprise and advanced academic environments.
“We are delighted to be working with SGI in providing application developers of all types access to the Parallel Application Centre to enable organisations to continually benefit from the technological advancement of the Intel Itanium 2 processor and the SGI Altix platform.”